David Cameron has outlined plans to create 100,000 more engineering professionals by 2018.

‘British engineering and innovation are a part of our history that we are rightly very proud of and our engineering excellence continues to change the world that we live in for the better,’ said the Prime Minister.

‘Apprenticeships are at the heart of our mission to rebuild the economy, giving young people the chance to learn a trade and to build their careers, creating a truly world-class, high-skilled workforce that can compete and thrive.’

Cameron’s comments were echoed by Sir Richard Olver, outgoing chairman of defence contractor BAE Systems, who declared engineering apprenticeships ‘an important means of nurturing talent’.

Read more about the education needed for engineering, including engineering apprenticeships and other routes into the profession.

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